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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Unknown self-propelled small boat cruise RATS/CTD581

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Unknown self-propelled small boat cruise RATS/CTD581
Short name RATS/CTD581
Objectives and Narrative The RaTS programme (Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series) involves the long ter
m monitoring of a nearshore marine environment and is focussed around two broad aims, 1) Provide a suite of oceanographic data that would provide environmental background to aid interpretation of the nearshore marine ecology and 2) Test a series of broad hypotheses concerning the pelagic-benthic coupling and environmental forcing of the nearshore environment. On an approximate weekly basis, an upper water column CTD cast is deployed with a discrete water sample taken at 15m. The water sample is analysed for macronutrients, chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, oxygen isotopes and microbial community.
Ship Unknown self-propelled small boat
Departure Port Rothera, Antarctica
Departure Date 2004-02-23
Arrival Port Rothera, Antarctica
Arrival Date 2004-02-23
Principal Scientist(s) Andrew Clarke (British Antarctic Survey)
Responsible Organisation Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Associated Project(s) RaTS
IHB Sea Areas Visited South Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 522
Work Area Description Ryder Bay northern Marguerite Bay Antarctica
Work Area Bounding Polygon 70S,70W; 60S,70W; 60S,60W; 70S,60W; 70S,70W
Southern Limit 70S
Northern Limit 60S
Western Limit 70W
Eastern Limit 60W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
760256 CTD/STD cast 2004-02-23 12:49Z 67° 34' S, 68° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

References

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